Social relationships and the risk of dying

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Hopefully this series of articles isn’t suggesting I’m becoming morbid with the focus on the risk of death! It’s just that a number of interesting review papers I have read lately are strongly suggesting the need for older people to stay socially engaged to help with overall health. My sporting life in masters swimming, veteran cycling and running and triathlon clubs over the years has taught me how much fun, fitness and friendship comes from the interactions in these clubs. What’s interesting is that this research is suggesting that those that stay socially engaged not only have a better quality of life but are more likely to live longer too.

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